Santa Monica team ties world 400 relay record
Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell led the Santa Monica Track Club to a world-record-tying time of 37.79 seconds in the 400-meter relay at the Herculios Grand Prix track-and-field meet last night in Monaco.
Lewis, Burrell, Mike Marsh and Floyd Heard combined to equal the mark set by the French national team last September in the European championships.
Three of the four runners from the French world-record squad were in last night's race. But newcomer Giles Queneherve led off and did not connect with the second runner, Daniel Sangouma, and the French failed to finish, leaving Jean-Charles Troubal and Bruno Marie-Rose waiting.
Former world-record holder Renaldo Nehemiah (Maryland) of the United States won the 110 hurdles in 13.19. It was his best since returning to track in 1986 after a football career. He had a world record of 12.93 in 1981.
The halo neck brace has been removed from former jockey Bill Shoemaker, hospitalized in Englewood, Colo., since suffering paralyzing injuries in a traffic accident nearly four months ago.
Shoemaker's physician, Dr. Indira Lanig, said removal of th brace will allow the jockey to "progress to the next level of rehabilitation."
Brian Matz struck out 11 and Larry Marino went 3-for-3 to lead the Yankee Rebels of Baltimore to an 11-1 victory over Connecticut in the undefeated bracket of the seven-team AABC North Atlantic Mickey Mantle 15-16 Regional Tournament in Holyoke, Mass., last night.
Earlier yesterday, the Yankee Rebels defeated New Jersey, 5-3. Starter Matt Weimer allowed three hits and Wade Greason got a save for the four-time defending-champion Rebels.
Friday night, the Yankee Rebels defeated Albany, N.Y., 15-0. Andy Wiltlinger and Steve Teter combined on a two-hitter. Marino had three RBI. Ron Hartman and Doug Hamilton went 2-for-3.
* Jeff Hawk hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to lift Putty Hill (Baltimore) over South Carolina, 12-9, in the Dizzy Dean World Series yesterday in Boynton, Ga. Putty Hill will play Alabama at 6 p.m. today.
* Billy Walter went 5-for-5 with a home run and four RBI, as the Kazmarek Little Orioles routed Old Tapan, N.J., 18-3, in the 12-under Pee Wee Reese North Atlantic Regional yesterday in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Kazmarek Little Orioles need a victory over South Shore, N.J., today to advance to the Pee Wee Reese World Series on Thursday in Jonesboro, Ga.
Ball Busters and E.C. Touch, both of Columbia, won matches in the USTA League Tennis Mid-Atlantic Sectional playoffs at the Virginia Beach (Va.) Tennis and Country Club.
Ball Busters beat Sunstrokes of Virginia Beach, 3-2, on victories by George Smorse and the doubles teams of Stan Grouse-Larry Robinson and Frank Dayhoff-John Graves. E.C. Touch beat Herndon, Va., 4-1, on wins by Jay Ghosh, Jack Vandermer and the teams of David Landis-Fred DeMarco and Ed Amos-Jim Turnage.
The Baltimore City team lost to the Springfield Aces of Fairfax, Va., 3-2, and the Druid Hill Aces lost to Richmond (Va.) Robius, 5-0.
* Jennifer Capriati surged past second-seeded Conchita Martinez, 6-4, 6-0, winning the last nine games to advance to the championship of the Mazda Classic in Carlsbad, Calif.
The final will pit the fourth-seeded Capriati against top-ranked Monica Seles, who beat sixth-seeded Nathalie Tauziat, 6-1,6-2. This is Seles' first tour event since bypassing Wimbledon because of a sore leg. She needs a win today to keep the No. 1 ranking that she has held since March ll.
* Fourth seed Brad Gilbert advanced to his second final of the year by beating top-seeded Stefan Edberg, 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, at the Volvo Tennis tournament.
Gilbert will face second seed Pete Sampras, who beat Italy's Stefano Pescosolido, 63,6-1.
* Andres Gomez of Ecuador, one game from elimination, rallied to beat Sweden's Tobias Svantesson, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, in the U.S. Pro Tennis Championships semifinals in Brookline, Mass.
Rain interrupted the third set in last night's semifinal match between top seed Andre Cherkasov and fifth seed Jimmy Arias. The match was rescheduled for today at 10 a.m.
* Top-seeded Sergi Bruguera of Spain was beaten, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2, by unseeded German Marcus Zillner, who advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Philips Head Cup clay-court tournament in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
* Top-seeded Argentine Guillermo Perez-Roldan advanced to th final of the $250,000 San Marino ATP tournament by defeating fifth-seeded Italian Renzo Furlan, 6-2, 6-2. Perez-Roldan will play unseeded Frederic Fontang of France, who beat sixth-seeded Roberto Azar of Argentina, 6-2, 6-2.
* French Open champion Jim Courier defeated Andre Agassi, 7-5, 6-2, in the Big Bear Shootout's $100,000 exhibition in Columbus, Ohio.
It was the players' first meeting since Courier's five-set victory at the French Open.